Thursday, December 5, 2013

Before & After: Bandit Brocade


Yesterday I showed you a manicure I did with Mentality Bandit stamped over Mentality Morality. I tried doing the exact reverse, but Bandit was a little too dark for Morality to show I picked a different stamping polish and created my flip-flop of yesterday'a manicure that way. :)

So here's what Mentality Bandit looks like on it's own:

Mentality Bandit

 Next, to get that pop of eggplant over the top, I stamped with Barielle Edgy (originally a press sample) and Pueen 26:

The last one was more sparkly and this one is more smooth. The contrast is more in-your-face, and it has the feel of a velvet brocade holiday gown, at least to my eye.

So...which one do you like better?

Hugs and loves,


  1. Your stamping is neat and the colours are gorgeous!

  2. Awesome green and I love the stamping you did on top too :)

  3. Beautiful! Gem-tone purples and greens are one of my favorite color combos!

  4. Ahhh ♥♥
    You're right, this one is a bit more "loud", but I still prefer it. There are some great manis using holo polish for stamping and it looks great, that's why I thought Morality would look interesting in this combo.. but I guess a cream base would work better with that?
    Anyway... ahhh ♥

    1. I like them both, but for different things, I think. It depends on the outfit...

      I'll have to try stamping with Morality over something else. I think over a lighter color it might work, or it just might not be a good stamper. But when the holo is that gorgeous, I'm okay with that, lol! :)

  5. Hmmm...decisions, decisions! Morality is gorgeous as a base color, but I think I prefer the higher contrast when used to stamp over Bandit. Maybe alternating nails or 2 accent nails so one doesn't have to deprive one's self? <3

    1. That is an amazing idea. I'm going to have to try that, either with these or with a similar set of colors and see how it looks...

    2. If nothing else, you'll get to compare them side by side with the same lighting etc.


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